Long-time residents of Saanenland, Julie Camerana and her husband Giancarlo have spent many years travelling across the globe. Each place they visited they contemplated local art, design and artifacts and always brought back home some fascinating pieces from their travels. Over the years the couples knowledge, insight and contacts around the world transformed into the business, EPOCA Gallery Gstaad, as we know it today.
Consenda AG is a unique and dynamic software company with headquarters in Gstaad. We develop and operate a market-leading publishing technology for local and regional newspapers. We are expanding and seek a:
Head of Business Development, 100%
You will be responsible for the sale of the company’s allmedia publishing system to local and regional newspapers across Switzerland. In this function you will be based, at least part of the time, in our headquarters in Gstaad, traveling approximately 40-50% of your time. Your task will be to segment the market and establish the right strategies for selling the company’s solutions into those segments. To achieve your goals, you will cooperate closely with the company’s CEO and Director of Publisher Relations.
Consenda AG has 27 team members, with corporate offices on Rialtostrasse in Gstaad and its own development center in Delhi India. A closely-knit team, a deep understanding of technology and newspaper culture, and a global perspective are key aspects of the company's culture. Above from left; Selina Flückiger, Publisher Operations Manager; Onésimo Alvarez-Moro, Director International Business Development; Andrea von Siebenthal, Director Publisher Relations; and Xavier Ferguson, founder and CEO.
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The commune of Saanen and the fire brigade recently took out a rather curious ad in our sister publication, the Anzeiger von Saanen. They are asking homeowners to take down their Christmas/winter decoration - they call it the 'Grünzeug' which literally translated means that green stuff - because it can cause fires and is not safe to have on your chalet after it is dry. Well, it doesn't look nice either so please take that green stuff down and turn your roof lights off... Yes mommy!
The ad on the left appeared in the Anzeiger von Saanen last Friday August 14 2009: It translates: "Which good hearted millionaire would grant us a generous donation!! So that we do not have to give up our farm. Please contact Chiffre 3770 at the Anzeiger von Saanen, Kirchstrasse, 3780 Gstaad." Nothing like being upfront with one's needs!
After a couple of years of back and forth, finally Schloss Blankenburg near Zweisimmen is up for sale. We've been waiting for this since they first thought about selling it back in 2006 (see Schloss Blankenburg will go up for sale). Both public entities and private individuals now have the chance to submit their offers until spring 2009, but the local commune still has the first option to buy. As the property is one of the finer and older ones of the region it will be put under preservation order. So if you are interested, contact KPMG AG real estate, and soon you could be living in a castle dating back to 1380. A rather cool thought, certainly, but here's a little tip...bid prudently as there's no sun in the winter.
Seeking man from 1.5 to 1.10.09 on beautiful, big alp. 079 393 03 70; 033 773 69 62.
We leave the rest to your imagination...
GstaadLife is the English-language newspaper for the Gstaad-Saanenland resort region in Switzerland. It is read by guests, chalet owners, local residents, and all those around the world who want to stay connected with local news from the communities in and around Gstaad. The 8-page newspaper appears regularly throughout the year. But then if you're a regular reader of this website, you know all that don't you? Well what you may not know is that beginning in or around December 2008, our print cousins are looking to bring on an English-speaking journalist:
• English-language mother tongue
• Conversational knowledge of German (Swiss German a plus)
• Journalism experience preferred
• Skilled wordsmith who takes pleasure from writing
• Someone with initiative, tact, and responsibility
What to expect:
• Working independently alongside a small motivated team
• ~50% workload averaged across the whole year
• Varied, exciting and challenging work
• A job in a wonderful community environment where your free-time is as important as your work
• Employment contract with favorable terms and compensation
GstaadLife is published by Müller Marketing & Druck AG in Gstaad.
Contact: GstaadLife by the Anzeiger von Saanen, Müller Marketing & Druck AG, Kirchstrasse, 3780 Gstaad. Frank Müller, Tel. 033 748 88 47, Fax 033 748 88 84. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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